Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring 2010 Schedule of Events

New Wilmington Painting
Pierre S. DuPont Arts Center Gallery
Tower Hill School
February 5 - 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Feb 5, 6-8pm

Featuring work by: Jane Chesson, Hunter Clarke, Jason Fawcett, Michael Kalmbach, Monique Rollins, Stephen Ruszkowski, and Anthony Vega


NWAA Group Exhibition
4 West 5th Street
March 5 - 26, 2010
Opening Reception: Mar 5, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Mar 18th, 6-9pm


Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed
University of Delaware Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
4 West 5th Street
April 9 - 30, 2010
Opening Reception: April 9, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: April 22, 6-9pm

University of Delaware
2010 MFA Candidates Exhibition
Shipley Lofts Gallery
701 Shipley Street
April 9 - 30, 2010
Opening Reception: April 9, 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, April 23, 6-9pm


Rules for Staying Young
(In Partnership with Adaptation)
4 West 5th Street
May 7 - 30, 2010
Opening Reception: May 7, 6-10pm
Closing Reception: May 27, 6-10pm

A Case for the Mondays
Weekly programming will take place at Shipley Lofts Gallery
701 Shipley Street

Week 1: Monday, May 3, 6-9pm
React Dance will perform and paintings by Julio daCunha will be on view. A reception during the Art Loop will be held for Julio daCunha, Friday, May 7th, 6-9pm.

Week 2: Monday, May 10, 6-9pm
Sculpture by Esteban Martin Pilonieta Vera and Phil Scarpone

Week 3: Monday, May 17, 6-9pm
Photographic/Video work by: Nancy Breslin and Eddie Whelan

Week 4: Monday, May 24, 6-9pm
Collaborative Installation by: Ron Longsdorf and Jim Zeske


The 2011 University of Delaware MFA Candidates, a group exhibition featuring diverse artwork of current Master's of Fine Art Students at University of Delaware's innovative program.

Chris White Gallery
Shipley Lofts
701 Shipley St.
Wilmington, DE 19801

Opening reception: June 4th, 6-9pm.

Image: Work by Grant Cox

Monday, March 22, 2010

ArtPrize Blog

ArtPrize is a fantastic ongoing community generated event in Grand Rapids, MI, conceived by local "grassroots" arts organizations. The project organizes established major regional art venues, local "for-profit" businesses and empty available retail spaces. ArtPrize unites these venues with artists in an effort to showcase Grand Rapids as a "destination" for artists and the arts in general, while offering potential financial rewards from participation.

NWAA artists need apply - all varieties of work within our membership can find a host venue as part of this project.

Last years top prize ($250,000) went to a single oil painting...

ArtPrize currently offers the largest single exhibition award for an artist in the United States...offered by the rapidly re-developing post-industrial city of Grand Rapids, MI.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Art Work : Archive : Papers in Wilmington, Delaware

Art Work : Archive : Papers in New Wilmington, Delaware

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The Art Work Paper will be available at Thursday's closing reception at 4 W 5th Street.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Shipley Lofts is opening soon! Sign up for a tour/ Apply Today/

To receive an application, and to make arrangements for a tour, email Katie Pletsch at

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Contemporary Art Blog

NWAA member and Exhibition Coordinator Ron Longsdorf is blogging again, CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

Do what you love no excuses!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pottery Classes taught by NWAA member

Pottery Classes At the Urban Environmental Center
1500 N Walnut Street, Wilmington, De

Try it out or learn a new technique!
2 week class $40
Thursdays- 6pm-9pm, 3/18 and 3/25

3 week classes $60
Saturdays- 10am-1pm, 4/10, 4/17 and 4/24
Thursdays- 6pm-9pm, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22

Classes are a maximum of 7 students and will be tailored to the participant’s skill level. Beginners are welcome and encouraged.

All classes taught by Allison Haug, MA in ceramics from the University of Delaware and a 2010 Delaware Division of the Arts Artist Fellowship recipient.

Contact: Delores with any questions or to sign up.
Phone 302-658-9832 or email:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Curse and blessing of Tech.

I wrote this awhile ago. I think this will find an audience with a lot of people switching to Digital. (I hope at least)

Monday, March 8, 2010

hey friends

Didn't know if you guys were aware/already held/were interested in this? It's actually a few months old but I thought it might be interesting to do one in Wilmington, if it hasn't already been organized. It's a project by Temporary Services calling for artists and arts organizations around the nation to "make an exhibition...[and] host a discussion in your town"... if you go to the distribution page, Delaware is not represented, as they "need more contacts"... Check it!


Curating and Risk at Moore

It's free. Today is the last day to register.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is something for NWAA to aim for!

Delaware Arts Info Blog Press

A little press. A nice mention of NWAA's March show, including members' Felise Luchansky and Esteban Martin Piloienta Vera. Accroding to the Delaware Arts Info Blog: NWAA shows are always hopping...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

World Music, Inc. Art Contest Manager Needed

World Music, Inc. is a not for profit organization with a mission to foster and promote cultural diversity through music, the arts, and educational programs for the purpose of creating unity in our communities as inspired by our beloved friend and brother, The Honorable Robert Nesta Marley.
World Music, Inc. is seeking a volunteer to manage an art contest, the winner of which will have his or her art featured as the primary design for the 16th Annual Peoples’ Festival collateral materials.

This position is available immediately and will run through June 1st. We have a planning meeting on March 4th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 506 W. 9th St., 3A, to which your presence is requested. We will host a reception to announce the winners sometime during the week of May 24th to the 31st.

Manager will be responsible for:

Helping to develop the criteria for the art needed
Developing registration form
Distributing information to artists in the region by any means necessary for the purpose of getting entries
Reviewing and processing all applicants’ registrations within 24 hours of receipt
Following up with all inquiries and returning calls within a 24 hour period
Keeping 16th Annual Peoples’ Festival production manager updated of status and needs on a weekly basis.
Help plan the Art Exhibit for the May Art Loop in Wilmington.
Secure a location for the art loop / we are looking at Wilmington Library
Work w/ Marketing and Promotion Committee to get word out of this exhibit
Design and prepare voting sheets
Securing 5 judges who will be present to vote at the May Art loop
Develop voting sheet for the judges
Develop method of notification to winners
Help with planning of reception in May to announce winners.
Ensure that art gets returned to rightful owner (other than winners) by May 30th.

Volunteers receive two tickets to the festival, one volunteer shirt, and one pass for a meal at the festival. Free entry to World Music events during the year. And most importantly the satisfaction of knowing you took part in the success of a positive community event like this one!

Contact: and Questions, call (609) 247-4656.